intermediate total

intermediate total

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ¦tōd·əl]
(computer science)
A sum that is produced when there is a change in the value of control data at a level that is neither the most nor the least significant.
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aeruginosa isolates (n=91) by disc diffusion and VITEK methods VITEK-2 Disc diffusion Resistant Sensitive Intermediate Total Resistant 38 1 1 40 Sensitive 15 26 3 44 Intermediate 5 1 1 7 Total 58 28 5 91
We sometimes encouraged students to try to reach a "friendly number," that is, one that ends in 0, as an intermediate total. For example, Brittany began an equation with 450 - 25 - 20.
The following equations show how three students obtained the intermediate totals -1, -100, and -1,000,000 en route to attaining the target number:

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